The Only Shirt You Need This Fall Is Made From Faribault’s Utility Blankets
The American woolen mill teamed up with the denim purveyors at Tellason
Everyone has experienced the feeling of wrapping up in your favorite blanket and thinking, man, I wish I had a shirt made out of this. But because we can’t all walk around draped in giant pieces of cloth, a la Linus or Lenny Kravitz, the folks at Faribault Woolen Mill Co. took it upon themselves to turn one of their most iconic blankets into a sartorially acceptable garment.
The product of their endeavors is the Tellason Clampdown Work Shirt. As the name suggests, it’s a collaboration between the Minnesota institution and the American denim purveyor. On the inside, you’ll find Tellason’s selvedge denim serving as structural lining, but the bulk of the cold-weather layer is made from the same recycled wool as Faribault’s timeless Utility blankets.
Like Faribault’s traditional offerings, this is more than an impulse buy; it’s an investment piece from one of the last vertically integrated woolen mills in America. And sure, I’ll cop to being biased in saying that this is the only shirt you need to buy this fall. I’m from Minnesota, so I grew up with the blankets, but a lot of you probably did too. (If you’ve ever pulled one out of your parents’ or grandparents’ closet, it might say “Faribo” instead of “Faribault,” though. Same thing.)
Although, being a collaboration, this is a limited-edition collection, so instead of buying a so-called “blanket-lined” shirt or jacket this autumn, pick up the real thing (while they last).
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